Saturday, October 07, 2006

Giving WordPress a run on Bluehost

A few weeks ago I wrote about my switching of hosting providers from GoDaddy to BlueHost. The switch has gone well. Spam still needs some work but I am gradually training SpamAssassin. One of the nice features of BlueHost is the wide range of features that come as standard. These can be activated via the administration control panel. One feature I have turned on is WordPress. I am now busy creating another blog at Ekived ( The Fantastico application in the control panel installs a copy of WordPress and configures the MySQL database in a couple of clicks. All in all a nice implementation. I will be blogging about Apple and IDentity Management in that blog. But you never know I might also add in some Web 2.0, Enterprise 2.0 and Mobile 2.0 topics. So hop on over there and check it out. I recently wrote a date/time stamp applescript which I use in the OS X Address Book. I have uploaded the code to the Ekived Blog here and also followed it up with a productivity tip for those of you using the Script Menu on your Mac. So far I am quite impressed with BlueHost. If you are looking for a hosting service they are well worth checking out. As for me I am looking forward to using their hosting service to check out Ruby on Rails and some of the competing PHP-based Model-View-Controller Frameworks. Ruby on Rails is a standard feature on a bluehost web host configuration. The only thing you need to do is get bluehost support to activate SSH on your account. In the past I have spent time hand crafting Ajax applications in Javascript. I learnt enough that I know I want an application or development platform that is going handle a lot of the hard work of crafting robust ajax code. So join me in that discovery over at Ekived.


  1. Hi there, I was just wondering when signing up to bluehost with wordpress can you choose any plan, or do you have to choose a 'special wordpress plan' or do I just signup to any plan and sort out wordpress later? any help would be much appreciated thx

  2. You can choose any plan. For the basic fee you then get to choose whatever features you want to add. You can use Wordpress or one of a couple of other blog solutions.

    Bluehost also offers Postini for $1 per month per email account. That is not a bad deal for avoiding spam.